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noun [countable] joint pronunciation in American English /dʒɔɪnt/
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  1. 1
    a part of your body that can bend where two bones meet
    a swollen knee joint
    You may experience some pain in your joints.
  2. 2
    a place where two parts of something are connected
    Make sure you seal the joints of the pipes with waterproof tape.
  3. 4
    informal a restaurant, bar, or club, especially one that is inexpensive and not very nice
    I met him at some grimy little joint in town.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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